Bid to buy Thornhill Park pub launched by residents
Regulars at a Southampton pub have launched a bid to buy it.
A group of 21 local residents have joined forces amid fears the The Bittern in Thornhill Park Road could be turned into a fast food restaurant or convenience store.
They are asking Southampton City Council to use new legislation to classify the pub as a community asset under the Localism Act.
If approved, the pub would have to be sold on the open market.
Punch Taverns which owns The Bittern has said the pub - which has been at the heart of the local community since the 1930s - is up for sale and it is speaking to interested parties.
21 Apr 2013